3 May 2017

Christmas Wonderland

On Tuesday 20thDecember 2016, members of the Power Tynan team volunteered at the Christmas Wonderland held in Queens Park, an event which raises much needed funds for three major local charities: Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Ltd, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Toowoomba Hospice.

Power Tynan volunteers each year at Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland to help celebrate Christmas within the Darling Downs community. Our team love the interaction with patrons at this event, and it is yet another way for us to have fun outside the workplace.

The event was a great success, with the event raising $100,000 to be distributed to the beneficiaries. Our team look forward to participating again this year.

Adopt a Family

The Power Tynan team showed tremendous Christmas spirit by once again adopting a family via Lifeline Darling Downs & South West QLD Ltd, as part of The Chronicle Adopt A Family Appeal.

This appeal aims to help make Christmas a special time for struggling families within our community by providing food hampers and presents to those less fortunate.

Edna’s 45 Years

As part of our end of year Christmas function, we celebrated Edna Hurtz’s 45 years with Power Tynan – “This Is Your Life” style. Previous Power Tynan Directors Peter Power and Scott Patterson attended the sit down lunch and shared fond memories of their time with Edna, while those who could not be present sent their congratulations via videos or letters, which were shown and read on the day.

BKR International

We are extremely proud to announce our recent appointment as members of BKR International.

BKR International member firms are selected for their local influence, expertise and international capability. As one of the top 10 global accounting associations, BKR International represents the combined strength of more than 160 independent accounting and business advisory firms in over 500 offices and 80 countries.

Large enough to offer a full range of services, yet small enough to provide personal service and connections, BKR member firms are committed to delivering superior client service throughout the world.

For more information regarding BKR International, please visit http://www.bkr.com or speak to your trusted adviser at Power Tynan.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

At the end of January, we welcomed Damon Goodwin and Nikki Savill, the most recent recipients of the Power Tynan Scholarship offered via the University of Southern Queensland.

The scholarship is offered annually, and provides an opportunity for successful Year 12 school-leavers to study (part-time) at the USQ Toowoomba campus while working full-time for Power Tynan.

For more information, please visit https://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships/usq/power-tynan

Walker Wayland Conference

From Thursday 23rdto Saturday 25thFebruary, Power Tynan hosted the first ever Walker Wayland Australasia conference held in a regional location.

Walker Wayland Australasia Limited is a network of independent but like-minded accounting firms located throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The 2017 event attracted over 140 registered participants who travelled from across the country and internationally.

Oakey Showgirl

Congratulations to Sarah Ray of our Toowoomba office, who was awarded Miss Oakey Open Showgirl and Showgirl Fundraiser for 2017.

Between September 2016 and March 2017, Sarah raised a total of $4,109.60 through various avenues such as a trivia night, market day stalls, $100 boards, bake stalls and selling chocolates.

Sarah then went on to represent Oakey at the Darling Downs Miss Showgirl Awards at the Toowoomba Royal Show on April 1st.

Lions Memorial Wall - Stanthorpe

On March 25th, our very own Dan Cuthbert had the pleasure of introducing Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the opening of the Lions Memorial Wall in Stanthorpe.


Congratulations to Sammi McCleverty of our Toowoomba office, who is our latest scholarship recipient to graduate via University of Southern Queensland. Well done Sammi!

Australian Accounting Awards 2017

Power Tynan has once again been shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Accounting Awards, partnered by Thomson Reuters.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Australian Accounting Awards, which covers 26 categories, recognises individual excellence in accounting, from the profession’s most senior ranks to its rising stars.

Power Tynan has been shortlisted as a finalist to win three awards at the 2017 Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by AccountantsDaily, Australia’s top publication for the accounting industry, in the following categories:

Community Engagement Program of the Year

Graduate Program of the Year

Young Accountant of the Year (under 30) – Peter Rowe

Winners in the individual categories will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted AccountantsDaily Excellence Award. In addition, Power Tynan will be in the running for the Editor’s Choice Award, which recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the Accounting Industry.

The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Friday, 26 May at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Engagement News!

There must be something in the water!

Congratulations to Paul Hobbs and Jason Clewley, both of our Toowoomba office, who are now officially off the market.

Paul popped the question to his partner Katie over the Easter weekend, while Jason proposed to his partner Keri at Ravensbourne National Park.

Congratulations lads!



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